Apple Has Acquired iCloud.com for $4.5 Million [Rumor]

icloudOm Malik of GigaOM has got a tip from an unidentified source who told him that Apple has acquired iCloud.com for $4.5 million. Apple has not brought the company, but rather the domain name iCloud.com for $4.5 million. The company has changed its name to CloudMe.com, and it appears that Apple is building a cloud based locker service similar to Amazon’s cloud storage services. Read More

Google Fails to Strike Deals With Record Companies, May Partner With Spotify

google musicAccording to reports, Google hasn’t been able to sign deals with major record companies for its next cloud based music platform. Apple is way ahead in this arena, and apparently Google lacks somebody as dynamic as Steve Jobs to convince the music industry. To overcome this hurdle, it is reported that Google may partner with European based Spotify to power Google Music.
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Amazon Kills Apple and Google Music Offerings With New Cloud Based Music Service

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Amazon has just revealed its new cloud based music streaming and storage service dubbed “Amazon Cloud Player” and “Amazon Cloud Drive” that will kill Apple and Google’s music services. The new service from Amazon allows users to store music in the cloud, and then stream it from the cloud using the Web or an Android device. iOS devices are not yet supported by the Cloud Player. Read More

Kindle App Adds Open Supported Files, Background Downloading, and More

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Amazon has pushed out an update for its Kindle App for iPad and iPhone that takes the most amazing book reading application to version 2.5. The App now completely optimizes the iOS background capabilities and allows you to download a book in the background while you spend time on some other App.

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Kindle for Android Updated With Amazing New Features

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No other company comes close to what Amazon has done with Kindle and the online Kindle Store. Amazon has pushed out an update to its Kindle App for Android that gives users access to more than 750,000 ebooks. Some exciting new features have been included with this update like the ability to buy and read kindle newspapers and magazines on Android, use volume rocker to flip pages, and share reading progress via social networks.

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